Re: Psychology and usefulness

Paul Prescod (
Mon, 17 Jul 1995 16:57:56 -0400 (EDT)

From: Paul Prescod <>
Message-Id: <>
Subject: Re: Psychology and usefulness
To: (Mike Batchelor)
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 16:57:56 -0400 (EDT)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Mike Batchelor" at Jul 17, 95 11:08:52 am

> I don't know if SGML supports the concept, but couldn't certain throwback
> tags like <i> and <b> be interpreted in the new standard as aliases for
> <em> and <strong>, with the goal of deprecating them in a future standard?

A tag name should not imply more about its formatting than it can deliver.
Why not deprecate them (as well as BIG and SMALL) and get it over with?

 Paul Prescod